Biochemical profile changes in stored donor blood for transfusion
Objectives: This study’s aim was to find out that how various biochemical parameters of donor blood are affected during storage.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in hematology Unit of Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar and Fatimid Foundation, Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, over a period of six months from June 2018 to November 2018. This study includes 300 healthy volunteer donors. Analysis of stored blood was done at 0, 3, 7, 14- and 21-days interval. Data were recorded and analyzed in SPSS v 20. A p value of less than 0.05 was taken as significant.
Results: Three hundred healthy volunteer donors were included in the study in which 63% were male and 37% were females. Mean age was 26.54±7.3 years with age range from 23-46 years. Out of 300 donors 15.33% were O+, 35.33%, 9.66% B+, 8.33% A+, 7.66% AB+, 7.66% O-, 7% A- and 9% B-. Significant. Changes were observed in serum potassium, LDH, pH, serum chloride, serum sodium and AST levels. (p:<0.001). however, storage did not affect rest of the parameters.
Conclusion: This study reveals that during storage certain changes occur in haematological and biochemical parameters which ultimately may put patients at risk.
How to cite this:
Al-Moshary M, Al-Mussaed E, Arab-din M. Biochemical profile changes in stored donor blood for transfusion. Pak J Med Sci. 2019;35(6):1697-1700. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.35.6.220
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